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Poster: pinyonjay Date: Nov 23, 2013 6:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Waiting for a Miracle/Turkish Drummers

Wasserman is a fantastic bassist.

Bassist on The Charity of Night by Bruce Cockburn - a brilliant album, crazy good and crazy deep.

And speaking of Bruce Cockburn - one of the greatest songwriters and guitarists that I've ever heard.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 23, 2013 8:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Waiting for a Miracle/Turkish Drummers

Jer pointed some folks in his direction. And Cockburn is great live performer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgdIjvBMwoA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEkMquG8Irk

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Poster: pinyonjay Date: Nov 23, 2013 9:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Waiting for a Miracle/Turkish Drummers

Given that he covered Waiting For A Miracle, I've long wondered how Jerry came to that song and how familiar he was with Cockburn's work.

As to Bruce live . . . .

Back in spring '89 as a grad student in Ohio I was given a homemade compilation on cassette of Bruce's work (an astonishing piece that I distributed widely.) About one week later while riding the El on the north side of Chicago I glanced out the window to my left at Lawrence and saw that Bruce was playing the Riviera (just south of the Uptown) that night. Rode two stops north, got off, and returned to Lawrence, got in line at the Riviera and bought a ticket. General admission. Found a seat DFC in the first few rows of the balcony.

Easily one of the best shows I've ever seen. One of the few times I witnessed "love" for an artist(s) on par with that shown the Dead.

Saw him play six+ times since then. Always excellent. One of the few live tapes I ever made was at a show at the Folk Fest, or possibly Bumbershoot, in Seattle where I caught the first six or seven songs before the batteries ran out (complete rookie mistake.)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 23, 2013 9:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Waiting for a Miracle/Turkish Drummers

I saw him 4 times late 80's/early 90's in New England. Always in a trio format. Always great. I know Weir played with him - maybe he turned on Jerry - but I'm not sure on the timing.

THere was a tour with Weir and Wasserman in which Michelle Shocked and Cockburn opened.

here weir and wasserman talk, in passing, about cockburn - and stealing jay lane from primus.

http://www.levity.com/gans/bobrob.970514.html

I never knew about this - or if did, forgot it:
http://whitegum.com/introjs.htm?/songfile/SHOULDAH.HTM

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2013-11-24 05:57:08